People never miss the opportunity to troll the Pakistani actor Yasir Hussain. Recently, he spoke out against PTV airing Ertugrul Ghazi and other foreign shows. More so, the actor stood against the national TV importing foreign content. Sharing his two cents on the subject matter, Yasir emphasized the fact that the PTV milking the Ertugrul series was a loss for the national celebrities.
“When your brother is fired from his bank job, sister is out of school, and father is laid off from his job, and instead Turkish people are enrolled instead of them, then you might know why I’m saying this,” said Hussain. He went to add that “PTV is national TV. Remember this.”
Ironically, being a strong opponent of Turkish drama Ertugrul Ghazi, and other foreign content, the Karachi Se Lahore actor happily dances on Indian songs. A throwback dance video of Pakistani stars Yasir Hussain and Hira Mani on an Indian song is making rounds on the Internet. Once again, the videohas gone viral on social media.
In the video, both Mere Paas Tum Ho actress and Hussain can be seen shaking leg on famous Indian song You Are My Soniya.
While some people are highly appreciating the dance performances of the two, others seem to be criticizing the dance to Indian songs.
Reeks of hypocrisy, doesn’t it?
What is this behavior Hussain? Swaying on an Indian song- how can you? It was not so long ago that the renowned actor expressed his grave concern on Pakistanis promoting foreign content. In fact, he stated it is the PTV and top directors’, producers’ and actors’ responsibility to produce original and educating content.
Where is the concept of practice what you preach? Looks like the Karachi Se Lahore actor has taken the moral high ground. Just recently, he slammed the Pakistani brands for overlooking the local talent and hiring a foreign celebrity. However, it seems okay for him to dance to a song that is not local.
Well, looks like Hussain has given yet another opportunity to his trollers to ridicule him. Being an actor himself, he shoulders the responsibility of promoting local content. But no, why lead by example when you can simply bash others for endorsing foreign content and go on doing whatever suits you. If this doesn’t reek of hypocrisy then what does? Enough with his sour grapes.
Nonetheless, all the criticism aside, both the Pakistani actors were looking quite stunning. The dance video has won the hearts of some of their fans.
Yasir Hussain is a screenwriter, playwright and host from Islamabad best known for his comic roles. He hosted The After Moon Show on Hum TV. He is also known for playing the antagonist in the 2018 social drama Baandi.
Born into a Rajput family from Azad Kashmir, he’s the youngest in a family of twelve siblings, including a sister who’s a Dubai-based singer, Schumaila Hussain, and who has more recently gained attention for singing the OSTs of dramas Muqabil and Khamoshi, while she has also done works for Lollywood and Bollywood, and a brother who’s a scriptwriter.
Hussain remain associated with Kopycats Production as they produced some of the great plays for theatre which were written by Anwar Maqsood like Half Plate, Pawney 14 August, Sawa 14 August and Saichin and the most popular Aangan Terha in which Yasir Hussain played the role of Akbar which was originally played by late Saleem Nasir.
Hussain made his Lollywood debut as Moti in the film Karachi Se Lahore (2015) written by himself and directed by Wajahat Rauf.
He has also acted in television serials including sitcom Coke Kahani Kya Life Hai and drama serial Dareecha.He reprised his role as Moti in Lahore Se Aagey (2016) was a spin-off to Karachi Se Lahore and was released on 11 November 2016.
He appeared in multiple telefilms and a drama serial Shaadi Mubarak Ho opposite to Kubra Khan directed by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain himself. Hussain hosted two seasons of The After Moon Show. He is currently playing role of an antagonist in drama serial Baandi named as Tahawar.
Yasir Hussain made his comeback in theater after 7 years with Naach Na Jaanay a prequel to Aangan Terrha. The play has been written by Anwar Maqsood. It has been unveiled that the play will be put on premier on 23 March 2019.
Yasir will be leading into the main role of the theater play as the Akbar in the play. Years back this Angan tehra play broke so many records with the highlight of 101 consecutive shows in Karachi. It was also written by Anwar Maqsood. In Aangan Tehra,
Yasir played the role of Saleem Nasir sahib’s character from his drama Aangan Terha as to be seven years back in the serial’s theatre adaptation. Dawar Mahmood will be directing it and KopyKats is standing as producing it at Arts Council Karachi. Yasir said that his role is all about the dancer who is living into the era of Zia.
Yasir Hussain has received criticism from Pathan community for mocking their language Pashto and often trying to elicit racist responses from audiences toward Pathan jokes.
Yasir Hussain was also criticized for his unwelcoming attitude towards Turkish actors and actresses when they came to act in Pakistani ads. He got trolled on every post for his fights but some celebrities agreed he was being bullied and the trolling was getting too much.